We all live in a day when submission to authority and selflessness are often absent and believed to be a weakness. The world promotes with great conviction a philosophy that is in opposition to the Word of God: “me first,” “my needs are more important,” and “no one is going to tell me what to do.” Too many believers adopt this philosophy and then wonder why they struggle with contentment, joy, and satisfaction. The answer is simple. A believer cannot obtain contentment, joy, and satisfaction apart from a Biblical way of life. Living in opposition to the Word of God and embracing this “me-first” philosophy is not the position we should choose to live. Matthew 20:26-28 states, “But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” The sad truth is the world’s philosophy has gained too many followers within the church. Take time to examine your heart today…look at your way of life (philosophy). Are you following the example of Jesus Christ in Matthew 20:28 and ministering to or serving others (others…like your spouse, children, co-workers, and even your “enemies”)? A servant’s heart is a way of life…the Biblical way of life. Start with a step of victory and come to church this Sunday looking to be a blessing to others…I’ll be looking for you!
Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway